It is 2012 and in the history of the world, there has never been a better time for someone who wants to take their destiny into their own hands. That includes the continent of Africa.
With the explosion of technology, especially the Internet, it is easier than ever for people to communicate with others and to do things that never before were possible. Have you noticed that more and more African bloggers are coming online and trying to learn how to make money from home? Take a look at this one who has created quite a stir in the blogging world with his many quality guest posts. And if you take a look at this blog you will see that it is really possible to make a lot online.
There are lots of ways to make money online and Africans need more opportunities as they live in one of the poorest parts of the world. The Internet can be nothing but good for them as it provides a way to enter into communication and even do business with other parts of the globe.
For instance, it used to be that writing a book and getting it published was something out of reach for most people. Only the best writers and the ones with contacts could write a manuscript and convince a publishing company to print it.
But now things have changed and anybody from any economic background and any walk of life can get their own book published and sold online. Indie books on Amazon number in the tens of thousands and will soon be in the millions and higher as regular people take advantage of this new opportunity have their words read and bought. It is a wonderful money making opportunity with almost zero financial risk for the budding writer.
On the Internet, anyone with a good idea can make money no matter where you live. If you have a talent or a skill, chances are that you can benefit in some way by developing a business or a presence online. And now that Internet access has become so cheap, it is available to more and more people. Artists can show their works and make sales online, musicians can upload their works and get exposure which can lead to opportunities, and anyone who wants to sell anything at all can open their “store” in the form of a website for a very small investment.
It is great to be living during this time when almost anyone can make a success of themselves with hard work and a little talent. For Africans though, they need to see the rapid ramping up of their technology infrastructure so that more of them can get online. Hopefully this is just the beginning and more and more people will be able to find a voice online and an outlet for their God given talents.